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Vini da Gigio

#114 of 1,230 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Cannaregio
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Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
041 528 5140
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 234
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  • 76
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  • 20
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food oasis in tourist pizza hell

We were a party of eight (four adults and four kids aged 9 to 13) for lunch on a rainy and cold Saturday. The service was a little brusque at first but we were used to Venice eateries by now and it washed over us. Some of the items on the menu also weren't available that day which was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Epizodes
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London, United Kingdom
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Haifa, Israel
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300 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant on the recommendation of the hotel. There is a sign on the door to win a Michelin star, expectations were high! Lambrusco wine we drank was the most bland Venice. Appetizer we ordered caprese salad and calamari salad was fine. The main dish: fried calamari simply was inadequate and serving of thinly sliced ​​beef with... More 

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New Delhi, India
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here over New Year's weekend. We made a reservation through our nearby hotel, and were glad we did. The restaurant turned away several groups of walk ins as they were fully booked. Good wine list. My wife had the ravioli appetizer that was good. It was a bit dry and needed more sauce but still good. She also... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was absolutely wonderful. Comfortable seating in a warm Italian setting. The menu had everything on it from seafood, pasta, veal, chicken to salads. Wine selection was incredible with many selections. The staff was very attentive and prices were also affordable. Great quality and quantity.

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Idaho
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, decent service, but definitely overpriced. We had the mixed seafood appetizer---it cost about 23 Euro and came on a salad sized plate. (By contrast, we ordered the same plate the next night at Ai Assassini --same price, more variety and at least twice the size!) You get a nice meal in a lively ambiance, but it's not a... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here 3 times and used to consider it one of our favorite Venetian restaurants. However, tonight's meal was extremely disappointing. Pasta with clam sauce not as good as local places at half the price. Lamb with vegetables way overdone despite request and assurance that they would make it pink. Tasted like tough liver. Turbot with artichokes utterly bland... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a party of eight (four adults and four kids aged 9 to 13) for lunch on a rainy and cold Saturday. The service was a little brusque at first but we were used to Venice eateries by now and it washed over us. Some of the items on the menu also weren't available that day which was frustrating.... More 

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Thank Epizodes
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We booked this restaurant in advance having been inspired by Tripadvisor reviews. We even went there in advance of the evening to make sure that we wouldn't be late for our reservation. The welcome was warm and we were expected and given a choice of tables. The bread basket was excellent and varied and the menu looked quite extensive, as... More 

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Paris
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is italian food at its best. Authentic, tasty, great quality ingredients. No touristic trap here.

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Thank LeilaPa
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162 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

They do the " saour " receipe of Venice so well ,. It is a special way of preparing sardines , shrimps or muecce ( soft crabs from the lagoon ) with onions on top marinated for two days at least .. For us ; excellent and very different

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Sydney
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Several adjoining rooms, with ancient-looking walls, packed with locals every night, this family run restaurant is slightly more formal (so dearer) than the local bars and osterie, yet still friendly and great value. Have the crudo (raw seafood) and razor clams from the lagoon, and explore the wonderful wine list.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cannaregio 3628A, Fondamenta San Felice, Venice, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice>  > Cannaregio
  • Neighborhood: Cannaregio
  • Phone Number: 041 528 5140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Cannaregio

Neighborhood Profile
Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.